Closer to Home

Closer to Home

Book One of Herald Spy

Format
Hardcover
Price
$25.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780756408992
  • 400  Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King’s Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds’ Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen.

Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags’ mentor, King’s Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King’s Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

Praise

“Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar…. Series fans will enjoy the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure and individual courage. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal (for Foundation)

“A real page-turner…. Outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans.” — Booklist (for Foundation)

“An enjoyable and pleasant read…. Mags is an appealing protagonist facing challenges (and successes) with which readers will empathize.” — RT Book Reviews (for Foundation)

“An entertaining fantasy starring a likable lead character.” — Midwest Book reviews (for Redoubt)

“Top Pick! … A wonderful amalgam of fantasy and character study.” — Night Owl Reviews (for Redoubt)
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